San Diego rolls in like thunder

Like a giant squall brewing in the west, San Diego is rolling down on us: the “first” day of the con is three weeks from today, but as we all know, the show begins on Wednesday, so you have to be there Tuesday or Monday and the entire week before is nothing but San Diego…so […]

Todd Klein website launches

Master letterer Todd Klein has a brand-new website that includes his commentary on logos and lettering, galleries, photos, how-tos and much else. Bookmark! In the topics at right I have some basic How To information, much of which is also covered in the book. But I’m hoping this site will offer a place to answer […]

KIWK-E-MART revolution

As you have all probably heard by now, 7-11 has converted a dozen of its stores into Kwik-E-Marts to tie-in to the launch of THE SIMPSONS movie. Over the weekend, 7-Eleven turned a dozen stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience stores in The Simpsons, in the latest example of marketers making life imitate art. Those […]


§ Warren Ellis’s SUICIDE GIRLS column, The Sunday Hangover, is now underway. It was a grim Sunday in Iceland when my hosts drove me out into the interior of the country — the central area that they close off for six months of the year because if you go there you will just die. The […]

Cartoonists travel the world: Dysart, Goldman

Writer Joshua Dysart (MAKE % WISHES!) goes to Uganda. It is not a paradise: Just five days before I’d been on the back of a motorcycle traveling through up-country Uganda, not far from the Sudan border, en route to an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp (or what one northerner called a “concentration camp”). Crossing an […]

Yen Press website launches

YEN PRESS, the new Hachette manga and graphic novel imprint, has launched a website. It still looks a bit beta, but has the a full list of upcoming titles, including, WITH THE LIGHT: Raising an Autistic Child, Volume 1, By Keiko Tobe SPIRAL: The Bonds of Reasoning, Volume 1 Story by Kyo Shirodaira Art by […]

BRAWL at Image!

Yet another webcomic goes to print as two comics from ACT-I-VATE get a printed form at Image: Dean Haspiel and Michel Fiffe’s creature romance double feature comes to comic shops! ACT-I-VATE alumni Dean Haspiel and Michel Fiffe bring their genre-bending Webcomics to the printed page in a black & white, three-issue creature romance double feature, […]